4 of 8Image
Escape Hybrid battery
The Escape Hybrid's sealed and encased nickel-metal-hydride (NiMH) battery is stored at the flat-load floor of the cargo area. The regenerative braking system recharges the NiMH battery each time the driver uses the brakes.
The F-150, another Ford vehicle offered with alternative-fuel technology.
Ford claims that its F-250 Super Chief concept, unveiled this month at the North American Auto Show in Detroit, is the world's first vehicle to run on "Tri-Flex" fueling--hydrogen, E85 ethanol or gasoline. The supercharged V-10 is expected to be able to travel 500 miles between fill-ups.